Posts tagged atheist
Posts tagged atheist
"Bible doesn’t say anything about killing atheists"
Okay you got me, it doesn’t specifically say people who believe in no gods should be killed. but it does say that anyone (even your mother, spouse, or best friend) who doesn’t worship the god of the bible should be killed and not reasoned with, and I feel like that’s damn close enough.
Deuteronomy, 13:6-10, check it out for yourself.
"Atheists yell at people and remove symbols of Christmas even though nobody BUT the atheists have a problem with it"
I’m pretty sure people of faith who don’t celebrate Christmas have a problem with it to. This may be my own findings, but some of the Muslim and Jewish people I’ve talked to have said they REALLY don’t like the generalization that everyone in this country (I assume you’re in the US?) celebrates Christmas; they may not yell at someone for it, but you may not have realized that many people are capable of controlling their emotions when someone says something they don’t like.
Speaking of: yell at? Hardly. Not everyone is conformational, and it is possible to dislike something without blowing up on someone.
"You generalize Christians"
Nice try, but I choose my words carefully on tumblr. I type “some Christians," not "Christians.” That “some” is important, because leaving it out is generalizing an entire group, which I understand the importance of not doing though I can clearly see that you do not.
Unconditional Christian love.
Back in the day, I worked night shift at Dunkin Donuts. It was an easy job, nothing much really happened, everything was pretty slow. There would only be one other employee working with me. Needless to say, we would end up talking for 8 hours with nothing better to do. A man by the name of John was hired, and I was the lucky girl that got to work with him.
In Connecticut, it’s pretty rare to get a straight up creationist, but here he was. A lot of people hated his preaching, but I enjoyed the banter. An athiest liberal versus a right wing born-again working together at Dunkin Donuts. That should have been a show.
In any case I remember one day he explained the Watchmaker Analogy to me. For people who don’t know what that is, you’re probably a smart person (or at least not dumb.) The watchmaker analogy is a half-assed argument about the existence of God. If you see a watch, you know it didn’t appear out of thin air, someone obviously had to make it. Therefore, we exist, so someone obviously had to make us. This guy was so into this theory, he explained for a good half hour about it to me. He claims that was the moment he went Christian.
I let it go, because I really don’t like ruining people’s lives, but it’s hard to bite your tongue with something like this. Let me put this Watchmaker Analogy in a different way:
OK, let’s say you see that watch. You can’t REALLY say that the watchmaker MADE it. He assembled a bunch of metal bits but where did those come from? Maybe China, maybe Thailand, maybe the good ol’ USA. But it certainly didn’t come from the watchmaker. Now, where did the metal come from? Where did the alloys come from? How long have they been around? If you think the watch come exactly from the watchmaker, you’re missing at least 500 steps of the process.
Now, watches haven’t always been watches. They first started out as sundials, then progressed into candle clocks and water clocks. Then there were pendulum clocks, mechanical clocks, and then clocks started branching out into different categories of clocks, there were astrological clocks, atomic clocks, metal Nickleback sports clocks, you get the idea. There was an EVOLUTION of clocks in order to get to that watch. There are different CLASSIFICATIONS of clocks that ADAPTED in order to fit our needs.
OK, I made 2 points, and here’s the last one. How did that watchmaker become a watchmaker? He obviously wasn’t born all-knowing. He had to learn from someone. Someone much wiser about clock-making passed his knowledge to him, and before that, that person learned from someone else. They all COPIED INFORMATION from other watchmakers, every once in a while tweaking the information a little more, which is why we aren’t all walking around with sundials on our wrists.
So, there you have it, I just disproved this stupid analogy in 3 different ways. I regret not spilling it on this guy (he’s a born-again…they’re not..stable…) but maybe if you find a crazy christian and they say something about it, you will know exactly what to say. It’s fun to disprove idiots.
Because of the false sense of self importance religion gives to people.
God is an atheist
Just gunna reblog a buncha atheist stuff this morning, don’t mind me.
Seriously? Get over it.
If that is our biggest character flaw, then we are doing just fine.
Yes, please, atheists, keep attacking me.
Because at the end of the night, I have God. And who do you have? …I dunno, a bag of chips or something.
I’ll just pray for all of you, since it’s obvious you’re all in dire need.
I’d rather have a bag of chips than wishful thinking.
Looks like someone got door knocked a few too many times…
Therefore, God exists.